UB Mourns the Loss of a Student

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Published September 10, 2021

Coping with the news of a student’s death is always a difficult and emotional experience.

A Message from the Vice President

Dear members of the UB community,

Coping with the news of a student’s death is always a difficult and emotional experience.

I am deeply saddened to notify the UB campus community of the loss of a 21-year-old undergraduate, who died Thursday by an apparent suicide while in his off-campus residence.

We have shared our heartfelt condolences with our student’s family, friends and classmates, and we are providing them with ongoing support and counseling. The university is protecting the privacy of this young man’s family by not revealing his name in this communication.

We are sharing the news of this sudden, tragic death with the campus community in the hope that anyone who is struggling with the stress of these very difficult times will reach out immediately for assistance. Or, if you know someone in need of help, please inform them of the resources that are available to them. 

Information for students on how to access mental health counseling and support at the university is available on UB’s Counseling Services website. In addition, Crisis Services of Erie County also has a 24-hour hotline at 716-834-3131.

These have been a difficult few days, but I am comforted by the knowledge that together we are a stronger UB, and we each can play an active role in helping one another during these challenging times.

Sincerely

Brian F. Hamluk

Vice President for Student Life